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Book Review: Harmony Holiday’s A Jazz Funeral for Uncle Tom

The poems themselves are dripping with images, with winding, wending sentences that pivot on certain words to twirl around fear, love, hate, and loss. Holiday wheels from Jim Crow to Justin Bieber, drawing from centuries of Black experience for her lyric and prose fragments.

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Book Review: Amina Gautier’s The Loss of All Lost Things

True to its title, The Loss of All Lost Things is a collection of short stories about various losses: of youth, of hope, of love, of relationships, of culture, of self.

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Book Review: Rivers Solomon’s An Unkindness of Ghosts

Solomon through Aster continually questions the value of the past we have: without a living connection to the past, what are we? Are we free, or are we lost?

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Book Review: Zahra Patterson’s Chronology

Through the lens of attempting to translate a Sesotho short story into English, Patterson explores themes of colonialism, feminism, the politics of translation, and language as a form of intimacy.

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